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'''Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann''' (commonly abbreviated as '''E. T. A. Hoffmann'''; born '''Ernst Theodor Wilhelm Hoffmann'''; 24 January 177625 June 1822) was a Prussian Romanticism|Romantic author of fantasy and Gothic fiction|Gothic Horror fiction|horror, a jurist, composer, music critic, drawing|draftsman and caricature|caricaturist.Penrith Goff, "E.T.A. Hoffmann" in E. F. Bleiler, ''Supernatural Fiction Writers: Fantasy and Horror''. New York: Scribner's, 1985. pp. 111–120. Mike Ashley (writer)|Mike Ashley, "Hoffmann, E(rnst) T(heodor) A(madeus) ", in ''St. James Guide to Horror, Ghost, and Gothic Writers'', ed. David Pringle. Detroit: St. James Press/Gale, 1998. (pp. 668-69)."Ludwig Tieck, Heinrich von Kleist, and E. T. A. Hoffmann also profoundly influenced the development of European Gothic horror in the nineteenth century...." Heide Crawford, ''The Origins of the Literary...
Birth nameErnst Theodor Wilhelm Hoffmann
PseudonymE. T. A. Hoffmann
Birth date{{Birth date|1776|1|24|df=y}}
Birth placeKönigsberg, Province of East Prussia|East Prussia, Kingdom of Prussia
Death date{{death date and age|1822|6|25|1776|1|24|df=y}}
Death placeBerlin, Province of Brandenburg|Brandenburg, Kingdom of Prussia
OccupationJurist, author, composer, music critic, artist
NationalityPrussian
Period1809–1822
GenreFantasy
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